Kalamazoo Homicide or Murder Attorney
Not surprisingly, homicide related offenses are some of the most serious offenses a person can face. Murder and similar charges are never taken lightly, and loss of life is something that can make police, prosecutors, juries, and even judges already begin to turn against the accused. While others seek to land you behind bars, our firm will do whatever it takes to help you tell your side of the story and prove what truly happened. We know what it takes to make sure the truth comes out, and as past clients will tell you, we actually care about our clients and the results they achieve in their cases. Homicide and murder in Kalamazoo are violent crime offenses, and wrongful conviction can completely destroy a person’s life. As soon as you are investigated for murder or charged with a homicide offense, it is crucial that you take action to protect yourself. Call or contact our firm online to begin working towards a favorable case outcome, and let us take over your legal battle and protect your best interests. We are available 24/7 for clients in Kalamazoo and statewide.
Whatever the specific details of your case, it is never a good idea to attempt to take action on your own, or to speak to police at all before you are able to contact an attorney. This is why our team is always available – so that you don’t have to wait to get a talented legal advocate on your side. For over 15 years, founding attorney Scott Grabel has been providing exceptional legal representation to clients in complex violent crime cases, and along with the rest of our experienced team, will do whatever it takes to defend your best interests. From an initial criminal investigation, through pre-trial preparation and bargaining, and even as far as trial or post-trial, our team has what it takes to represent you. Contact us now by calling our toll free hotline, or by emailing a member of our team. Learn more about our proven approach to homicide and murder defense and let us begin to protect you as you work through the criminal justice process.
Homicide and Murder Laws in Kalamazoo
There are three distinct offenses that relate to the killing of another person, in addition to situation-specific offenses like vehicular homicide. These three offenses are covered under Section 750.316, which deals with first degree murder, Section 750.317 dealing with second degree murder, and Section 750.321, which covers manslaughter.
First degree murder is the most serious homicide offense, and deals with premeditated murders, murders of police or corrections officers, and murders committed during the course of committing another serious crime, such as rape.
Second degree murder covers all other murders, excluding manslaughter, vehicular homicide, and the few other offenses for which specific legislation exists.
Manslaughter is the charge for anyone who kills another person without premeditated intent, and can be involuntary (accidental), or voluntary, meaning intentional in the heat of the moment.
No matter what specific charge you are facing, you need to get in touch with a lawyer right away. Contact our defense attorneys now and let us begin guiding you through your case.
Criminal Penalties for Kalamazoo Murder/Homicide
The penalties for homicide offenses are always serious, and you should do everything you can to fight back against conviction. First degree murder is punishable by life behind bars without parole eligibility. Second degree murder can lead to life, or any number of years, behind bars. Manslaughter can lead to a fine of up to $7,500 and a sentence of up to 15 years behind bars.
Work with our defense team now and let us guide you through what you need to do in order to combat police and prosecutor’s efforts to convict you.
Our Approach to Murder Defense – Felony Defense Lawyers in MI
With the rest of your life potentially on the line, you need a lawyer who is willing to do whatever it takes to protect you. Our attorneys will look over every aspect of your case and build a defense strategy based on your unique situation. As you work through all the complex laws and legal issues involved in an alleged homicide, you need someone on your side who is looking out for your best interests, and who has the skill to help you present those best interests in the courtroom. Contact us now and let us work with you throughout your fight for justice.
Contact Grabel & Associates for Homicide Defense in Kalamazoo 24/7
Act fast if you have been accused of a serious criminal offense. The trial attorneys at Grabel & Associates are available 24/7 toll free at 1-800-342-7896, and can also be reached through the online form on this site. Why wait with so much at stake? Get in touch with our defense attorneys now and protect your future.